Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To indulge in an extravagant expense or luxury.
  • intransitive v. To be showy or ostentatious.
  • transitive v. To spend extravagantly or wastefully.
  • n. An extravagant display.
  • n. An expensive indulgence; a spree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To gush, to flow or move in a rush.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A blustering demonstration, or great effort; a great display.
  • intransitive v. To make a great display in any way, especially in oratory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make an ostentatious demonstration or display.
  • n. A blustering, noisy, or ostentatious demonstration, display, or effort.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. indulge oneself
  • v. be showy or ostentatious
  • n. any act of immoderate indulgence
  • n. an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)

Etymologies

Perhaps blend of splash and surge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Possibly from a blend of splash and surge. (Wiktionary)

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